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What is the rate of incidence for congenital hydrocephalus?

Approximately 1 in every 500 children born in the United States has hydrocephalus, and about half of these cases involve congenital hydrocephalus. Therefore, it has been estimated that approximately 1 in every 1,000 babies born in the United States has congenital hydrocephalus. That means there is about a one tenth of 1 percent chance that a baby in the United States will be born with this defect.

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